HSO Events at a Glance: September – November 2013

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MASTERWORKS SERIES & SPECIAL EVENT: 70TH ANNIVERSARY OPENING NIGHT!
October 11 & 12, 2013
Friday & Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Mortensen Hall? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Wu Man, pipa; Edward Clark, organ; Connecticut Youth Symphony, Daniel D’Addio, music director
Program: Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ;” Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Harrison: Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra
We’re rolling out the red carpet for Opening Night!  Two of the most famous works in the organ repertoire, Saint-Saëns’ massive Symphony No. 3 and Bach’s glorious Toccata and Fugue, will be played on The Bushnell’s historic, Hartford-made Austin pipe organ.  Matched with the delicacy of the pipa – a Chinese lute – played by virtuoso Wu Man, recently named Musical America’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year.
Concert Benefactor: Hartford Hospital
To mark this special season opener, the HSO will host a special opening night celebration before the concert, including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and food stations; a dessert reception with Carolyn Kuan and the guest artists will conclude the evening following the concert. Tickets for the Opening Night Celebration are $170 per person for subscribers and $225 for non-subscribers, which include preferred concert seating. Call (860)246-8742 ext. 326 for more information and to purchase tickets.

POPS! SERIES: DISNEY’S FANTASIA – LIVE IN CONCERT
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Kuan, conductor
Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney’s groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and The Nutcracker Suite, will be performed by the HSO while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before!
Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library © Disney.

MASTERWORKS SERIES: BEETHOVEN & BERNSTEIN
November 7 – 10, 2013
Thursday 7:30pm | Friday & Saturday 8:00 p.m. | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Peter Winograd, violin
Program: Beethoven: Symphony No. 7; Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; Bernstein: Fancy Free
Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is paired with Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring violinist Peter Winograd, son of HSO’s esteemed former music director Arthur Winograd.  Plus, hear the ballet score Fancy Free – the first work in the HSO’s season-long tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein.
Concert Sponsor: The Katharine K. McLane and Henry R. McLane Charitable Trust

POPS! SERIES: SYMPHONIC SONDHEIM – A TRIBUTE TO THE COMPOSER’S CLASSICS
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Mortensen Hall? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Tim Stella conductor; Florence Lacey, Hugh Panaro, Ron Raines, and Lisa Vroman, vocal soloists
Experience the splendor of the HSO and singers performing the music of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Academy Award, and Grammy Award–winning composer Stephen Sondheim. This legendary composer’s greatest melodies include works such as Follies, A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd.
Premier concert sponsor: Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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Ticket Information: To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact HSO ticket services at (860)244-2999 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org. Single tickets go on sale August 19.
-Single tickets to the 2013-2014 Masterworks Series range in price from $35.50-$70.50.
-Single tickets to the 2013-2014 POPS! Series range in price from $20-$67.50.
-A limited number of $25 tickets are available for patrons age 40 and under at the Masterworks and POPS! Series’ Saturday performances.
-Student and children tickets, available for Masterworks and POPS! concerts, are $10.

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The 2013-2014 Masterworks Series is sponsored by MetLife Foundation and The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, with additional concert support from Hartford Hospital, the Katharine K. McLane and Henry R. McLane Charitable Trust, Legrand, The Cly-Del Manufacturing Company, Fuss & O’Neill and The Saunders Fund. The HSO 2013-2014 POPS! Series is presented by United Technologies Corporation, with additional concert support from Hartford Hospital, Prudential Retirement, and The Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.